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AJ Mitchell is an author and artist.

His art has appeared in newspapers, magazines, comics, video games, books and film.

He illustrated and coauthored "Draw 50 Magical Creatures" which was published by Doubleday / Broadway (a division of Random House), 2009. It has gone into multiple editions.

He was the first cartoonist in the world to be published on smart phones. That comic strip, "Hot Rock", went on to be a finalist for the Washington Post Fine Toon Fellowship.

Mitchell worked for several years in video games as a design, storyboard and digital artist. Background on that experience can be found on

He is the Vice President of the Cartoonists of Orange County (President for 10+ years), a branch of the National Cartoonists Society. He is also a member of SCBWI and CAPS.

He is a graduate of Pomona College.